PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's and Women's Cross Country) – Nine members of the Shawnee State men's and women's cross country teams have been named to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic squad. The award was presented to each runner who achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and achieved at least sophomore academic status.
Seven members of the women's squad were honored for SSU – which tied for Campbellsville University for the most among the nine-team conference.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Women's Cross Country) – For the second-straight week, the Shawnee State women's cross country team remains in the Top 10 nationally, holding at No. 8 in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll, the national office announced Sunday evening.
The Bears moved into the top 10 following a victory at the Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 25. The squad remained in the slot after a convincing win at the Mid-South Conference Championship on Saturday.
The Shawnee State University women's cross country team dominated the Mid-South Conference Championship with a team score of 26 points, beating second-place Cumberlands, KY who tallied 51 points. The Bears finished five runners ahead of Cumberlands second runner enroute to punching their ticket to the NAIA National Championship.
The Individual winner of the race was senior, Danielle Hoop, from Cumberlands who clocked a blazing time of 18:09 to decisively win the race.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Women's Cross Country) – For the seventh straight week – the entirety of the 2014 season – the Shawnee State women's cross country team remains in the top 25 in the NAIA Coaches' Poll, this week coming in at No. 8, the NAIA announced Wednesday evening.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Men's Cross Country) – The Shawnee State men's cross country team was in action over the weekend, finishing in ninth place of 35 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears were led by Joe Stewart, who ran the 8,000 meter race in a time of 26:23 to finish in 20th place. Breydon Gates came in second for SSU, crossing the finish line in 36th with a time of 29:45.